Floods in Nigeria

Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

Key points

  • Due to heavy rainfall, most of the states in Nigeria are experiencing flooding (see map).
  • If you travel to Nigeria, obey all instructions from local authorities.
  • Travelers should avoid contact with floodwater. Floodwater contains harmful germs that can cause disease, other contaminants, downed power lines, and sharp objects. Wash your hands after contact with floodwater.

If you travel, take steps to protect yourself.

Before Travel

During Travel

Avoid floodwater.

If you get sick during or after travel

  • If you feel sick during or after travel, seek medical care immediately and tell your healthcare provider about your activities during your trip.

Traveler Information

Clinician Information

areas of Nigeria with flooding
Map: Areas of Nigeria with flooding (see larger map)
Flood Dangers

Floodwater and standing water can be dangerous and pose a drowning risk for everyone, regardless of their ability to swim. Floodwater can contain harmful germs, downed power lines, and sharp objects. Floodwater can also increase the risk of infectious diseases such as cholera, dengue, and malaria.